Choral Prelude “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV About the Work. Bach/ Busoni Composer: Bach/Busoni. Past Performances. Washington Performing. Check out Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV ( transcription by Ferruccio Busoni) by Vahan Mardirossian on Amazon Music. Stream. Check out Bach – Busoni: Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ Bwv by piano Franco Di Nitto on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now.

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He writes in ‘compendium’ to the ‘Liedboek voor de Kerken ‘ Dutch Hymnalmy translation: She holds the simple line gloriously, manages to put the right amount of expression into each word.

I guess it is this one which has been numbered in the last years. Her timbre chrisg voice suits perfectly the demands of the aria, and her counter-part; the oboe da caccia plays marvellously.

The soprano part has an almost dead quality that only occasionally thrusts itself forward with great effort by increasing volume considerably on the high notes f and g. Antinomianism and other theological controversies of the reformation have great interest for me for non-musical reasons. The words and the tune were composed at approx. The accompaniment chrjst her sensitively, as if the instrumentalists are inspired by her singing. Through her singing you can hear the plea, the hope, the longed for confidence.

Bach has never written anything unintentionally.

I know nothing of compositiontheory and harmonisation rules, but here something special happens By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There are at least 3 works by J. The chorale then confirms the resolution of these problems with strong feeling and conviction.

As a result of this, the choir sound is not uniform and very uneven throughout with certain notes sticking out here and there. Evergreens, known at least by all organist from the Bach- choralvariatons and choral-predudes.


Jonas 1 and B. The cheerful playing of the fagot and the violin cchrist to the success of this rendition of the herg for tenor.

This means, for instance, that the violino concertino placed close to the mike is much louder than the rest of the ensemble. Johann Agricola [Pauer]a music publisher appointed by the court in Innsbruck, Austria. This is not to denigrate Iich place in Bach musicology for he still holds a great place as a pioneer in this area.

Cantata BWV – Discussions Part 1

Bw suppose this type of dark treatment was generally preferred a half century ago, not only because the players and singers were living in East Germany at a time relatively soon after WW II, but also because this mode of performance with full orchestral forces including double basses was still favored at that time. Da er sich aber Luther zuwandte und sich verheiratete, verlor er sein kirchl.

Verse 2 is accompanied by chrits only, verse 3 by oboe da caccia, verse 4 by the rare combination of violin and bassoon.

I shall better stop here; otherwise I might say things about which I shall regret. The Recordings During last week I have been listening to four complete recordings of this cantata. When I try to listen carefully without a score or text before me by now I should almost have memorized it it is extremely difficult to discern the words that are being sung.

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Choral Prelude “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV 639

His authorship of the chorale text is questionable. The vocal structure is embedded in a concerto dr solo violin and two oboes which play the cantus firmus colla parte with the soprano, strings and continuo.

All we want is that she finishes her aria faster than what she actually does. Further details about Johann Agricola from a Lutheran perspective can be found at: Everything is so clear and ic, and overwhelming with emotion.

Anyway, thank you again for you post! The violino concertino, now in 16 th notes, quickly leaps upwards a 4th and then a 3 rd before beginning its long descent on a repeated sequence. This means we have moved from the late romantic style orchestral manner of performance with its slower tempi, its more legato-style playing, and its louder instruments that have been used in various orchestra settings for the past two centuries, to the so-called transparent baroque-style orchestras with instruments of less volume that play with a breathless quality that resembles a swimmer who needs very frequently to gulp for air.


I doubt if this rendition as a whole could be ever improved upon. This cantata consists of only arias between the opening and the closing choral movements, and no recitatives! There is of course no surprise in a Lutheran hymn being concerned with faith and perhaps antinomianism can be seen as an exaggeration of elements in Luther ‘s own thought. Further I found that in Agricola published a hymn-book of his own Sangbuchlein. Good works were merely a fruit of faith. These settings represented the standard repertoire of the Stuttgart Courtly Choir.

I am not going to analyse the mvts, nor the achievement of the singers within the known spectrum neither remarkably good nor badI only want to share some things I heard Tonmalerei.

But here he has done as I so often do, let your thoughts sail away on secondary sources without verifying the references, forgivable for an amateur no easy acces to the sources but a serious flaw for a professional For some reason the oboes and the bc are louder than the rest of the ensemble mike placement? When I was young and just getting started with my Bach studiesAlbert Schweitzer was one of my heros and also someone whose writings on Bach I took as gospel.

Johann Agricolaauthor of the chorale. Discussions in the Week of June 23, 1 st round. No reference is made to ‘Ich ruf zu dir’